December 2010

Pervert jailed

A PAEDOPHILE who forced children to wear wellies and rubber gloves while he sexually assaulted them has been jailed for five years.

Steven Truslove, 38, also made them wear a pink apron during the attacks.

Truslove, from Boncath, near Cardigan, was found guilty by a jury at Swansea Crown Court of indecently assaulting three children: two girls and a boy. He was cleared of a single allegation of rape.

Geraint Walters, prosecuting, had told the court that one of the girls thought the indecency began when she was as young as three.

Mr Walters said there were similarities between the complaints of all three victims. Truslove was also ordered to register with the police as a sex offender.

November 2010

Rubber fetish man convicted of abusing children

A Cardigan man with a special interest in rubber has been convicted today of sexually abusing three children.

Steven Truslove, aged 38, made them wear Wellington boots, rubber gloves and an apron during the assaults.

Truslove, of Dolpwll, Boncath, near Cardigan, was found guilty by a jury at Swansea crown court of indecently assaulting all three.

He was cleared of a single allegation of rape on the direction of Judge David Hughes.

Geraint Walters, prosecuting, had told the court that one of the girls thought the indecency began when she was as young a three.

Mr Walters said there were similarities between the complaints of all three victims.

Each told the police how Truslove placed rubber boots on their feet, and one could remember that the gloves were green and another that the apron was pink.

Mr Walters said that although the police did not become involved until 2009 one of the girls had confided in a friend some years before, and, after growing up, the boy had told his girlfriend what had happened.

Truslove told police and the jury that none of the alleged incidents had ever happened.

Truslove will be sentenced after a probation officer has prepared a report into his background.

He was granted bail meanwhile.